Collinsville, Ill. (November 16, 2022) – In response to continued high energy prices, Ameren Illinois is introducing a package of energy efficiency solutions, flexible payment programs, and financial options to help its customers manage their energy costs during the heating season.
"Our customers count on us every day to deliver the electricity and natural gas they need, and no one wants to see higher energy bills," said Joe Solari, Vice President, Customer Experience, Ameren Illinois. "With our Energy Care Plan, we're providing our customers with low- and no-cost, easy-to-implement solutions to help them to take more control over their energy usage and save money."
Information on energy management solutions in the Energy Care Plan is available at AmerenIllinois.com/EnergyCarePlan. Highlights include:
Background on High Energy Costs
Inflation, increased demand, and supply constraints are among the factors driving continued higher energy prices. With normal temperatures, Ameren Illinois estimates monthly bills for customers who receive electricity and natural gas supply service from Ameren Illinois could be approximately 25% higher than they were last year during December through February.
To help minimize bill impacts this winter season, Ameren Illinois buys and stores natural gas in advance of winter when energy is cheaper. Approximately 83% of the natural gas that will be delivered this winter has been purchased at a fixed price, helping to insulate customers from the continued volatility of the natural gas market. The costs of energy supply are passed directly to customers, dollar-for-dollar.
About Ameren Illinois
Ameren Illinois delivers energy to 1.2 million electric and more than 800,000 natural gas customers in downstate Illinois. Ameren Illinois' service territory covers more than 1,200 communities and 43,700 square miles. The company's mission is to power the quality of life. For more information, visit AmerenIllinois.com. Follow us on Twitter @AmerenIllinois and Facebook.